CrossFit AVL

Home of the Stay Active Method

 At CrossFit AVL, you will find professional guidance for your individual needs with inspirational peer-to-peer encouragement.


A Variety of Coaching and Exercise Plan Options


Find the right one for you.

Three tiers of coaching and exercise plans provide the exact fit for your needs, schedule, and goals.

Our decades of experience will help you start smoothly, observe your improvements, and overcome physical challenges.


We combine expert assessments, unique exercise plans, and our proprietary Stay Active Method



Precision Design

Great for those with significant Injury, Illness, or Medication history or Specific Goals

With Precision Design you receive appointment times and proactive coaching to ensure you're learning and completing the tasks safely and effectively.  The program is written specifically for you, and Dr. Corey Duvall guides each step of the way.  Includes full access to General Design.

Our Best Investment - $120-180/week


Individual Design

Great for those looking for steady, long-term guidance for Fitness, Health, and Exercise

With Individual Design, you receive an evolving program design specific to you, consistent access to top-tier instruction, and regular opportunities to challenge yourself in group exercise. Includes unlimited attendance, progress tracking, and full access to General Design.

Our Best Value - $75/week


General Design

Great for the generally fit, generally healthy client with desire for autonomy and guidance for the long-term

With General Design, you'll receive full access to a top-notch and fully equipped facility, Professionally Guided Open Gym, and additional exercises to keep you moving towards health and balance.  


Our Economical Choice - $45/week


Your First Week

Find Your Path

Start with a complimentary meeting with our owner, Dr. Corey Duvall, to discuss your history and goals, our programs, and the best fit for you.

After that, you'll have a week of scheduled appointments for exercise during which you'll receive testing, recommendations, encouragement, and challenges for your upcoming weeks.  There's no guessing, no assumptions, no confusing expectations.  We help you find your path and join us along the journey of fitness.

First Week - $180 - All Inclusive - No Commitment


About the Facility

Top-quality equipment, plenty of space for all exercises, restrooms with showers, and a mezzanine-style lounge with laptop-friendly workstations and a complimentary coffee and snack bar

Please note we are in the process of up-grading our space to open.

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Open Hours

We are not yet officially open - fill out the form below to be contacted with official opening date


Professionally Coached Open Gym Hours

Mon - Fri: 5:45am - 11am

Sat - Sun: 8am - 11am


Get In Touch

Prospective New Members

  • Sign up for a complimentary consultation to meet the owner, tour the facility, and discuss your goals, our programs, and find the best fit before you get started

Welcome Out-of-Town Travelers

  • We ask that you inform us ahead, sign a waiver, and purchase some merchandise or make a donation

Prospective New Coaches 

  • Interested in mentoring with Dr. Duvall to bring the Stay Active Method to your home gym?

  • Want to be a coach at our facility?

Let's set a time to discuss opportunities!

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Workout of the Day (WOD)

Our Group Design workout changes daily

The workout listed here is the prescription for our top-performers.  Every day has multiple levels available for peer-to-peer inspiration and comparison.  While the WOD is optional each day, every client also receives exercises professionally tailored to their unique needs by Dr. Corey Duvall.

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Coaching Staff

Dr. Corey Duvall - Founder

Dr. Duvall has more than 10 years professional experience working successfully with stroke victims, cancer survivors, NFL and CrossFit athletes, those with failed orthopedic operations, professional and Division 1 collegiate track athletes, and others suffering from various auto-immune and congenital diseases.


It is his vision to create a community for fitness where those with differences from injury and illness could thrive together with high physical performers.  


CrossFit AVL featuring the Stay Active Method is the culmination of that vision.

Educational Background:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic - New York CC - 2008

  • B.S in Biology and Philosophy - Juniata College - 2005

  • Elite Sports Science - Lake Placid Olympic Training Center - 2007

  • Advanced Anatomy/Biomechanics - Integrative Diagnosis - 2009

  • CrossFit Level 1 - Jacksonville Police Academy - 2007


Ben Edson - Floor Coach

Ben is an avid mountain athlete who enjoys whitewater kayaking and rafting, mountain biking and trail running.  As he flirted with elite status in both paddling and cycling, injury was a huge factor that always seemed one paddle or peddle stroke away.  In 2013 Ben came to CrossFit AVL in hopes of pushing himself to the next level as an athlete and solving his chronic injury issues.  Ben soon became immersed in the Stay Active Method and is passionate about educating others on its benefits.  


Ben has worked primarily in the outdoor industry and still enjoys guiding guests through the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.  Ben loves to help people push their limits while providing guidance and structure around their process.

Educational Background:

*BA in Outdoor Education - Warren Wilson College - 2000

*NPS Guide Training Seminar - Grand Canyon National Park - 2004

*Leadership Practicum- NC Outward Bound - 1996

*Wilderness First Responder - 1996-Present 

Stay Active Method - Floor Coaching Certificate - 2021


What is the Stay Active Method?

Proprietary Tests and Protocols to Manage, Reduce, and Eliminate the symptoms of Chronic Injury and Illness


How we developed it

We spent more than a decade working closely with clients deep in the symptoms of chronic injury and illness.  

Using a combination of concepts from mentors, thought leaders, and scientists from sport performance, rehabilitation, and neurology we performed clinical work in the trenches directly with those experiencing the limitations.

Through this we've developed a framework and system that helps people connect clearly with their body and guide it towards their peak physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual capacity.


How we use it

The Stay Active Method is a system that starts with an assessment of your activity and injury/illness symptom history.  

We design a few exercises for you to complete and help you learn to read the signals from your body to hold back, do more, or alter your technique to express your fullest current potential.

The third step is helping you read the symptoms in the hours, days, and weeks following your exercise to guide your lifestyle towards the fullest recovery from your physical effort.

Lastly, we use the results of your exercise and recovery to choose and update your next exercise session to ensure you're creating a healthy and balanced fitness.


Proud Partners with CrossFit HQ

All CrossFit gyms are independently owned and operated with an affiliation to the core principles of Variety, Intensity, and Function.  At CrossFit AVL we have a deep appreciation for both the freedom to operate as we see best for clients and for the unity with a worldwide community.